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In another example of Israeli forces using Palestinians for target practice footballer Mohammed Khalil was shot in the knee at the demonstration close to the Gazan border.  As his friend Mohammed Kareem said “That racist terrorist bullet put an end to his football career”.  Mohammed Khalil played for Al-Salah FC. See the video in the report …

Sign here!   https://bdsmovement.net/adidas. Top sports brand Adidas claims to take human rights seriously. Yet it is a major sponsor of the Israel Football Association (IFA), which is implicated in human rights violations against the Palestinian people. The IFA allows football clubs based in illegal Israeli settlements to participate in its leagues and competitions. Hundreds of Palestinian children have had their schools demolished, and sewage from …

Text of the letter sent to FIFA Council members ON 6 March 2018: RED CARD ISRAELI RACISM PO Box BM PSA, London WC1N 3XX; http://rcir.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/RedCardIR/ 15 -16 March 2018 FIFA Council meeting Palestinian football This letter is being sent to all FIFA Council members. We are concerned about the continued repression of Palestinian football by Israel …

There are similarities between what the Israeli FA and FIFA say now and what the Football Association of South Africa (FASA) and FIFA said over fifty years ago when FASA was excluded (suspended and excluded) for twenty eight years. This is a summary of what happened then in South Africa. The struggle to throw FASA out of FIFA …

Electronic Intifada has reported how Gary Lineker objected to Israeli mistreatment of minors as “shameful”. https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/celebrities-break-taboo-palestine. The full text is as follows – for the video got to the above link: On Monday, British sports broadcaster Gary Lineker retweeted a tweet containing a video of Israeli soldiers abusing Palestinian children.  The former England football star …

At a meeting of the Asian Football Confederation Executive Committee Shaikh Salman endorsed the stand by the Palestinian FA.  The minutes of the meeting noted : “Speaking about the recent developments at the Palestine Football Association headquarters, Shaikh Salman pledged AFC’s support to the PFA saying the AFC will do its utmost to help the …

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